March 10, 2008

Combine a rhythm game like Guitar Hero with the Puzzle League-inspired idea of matching three same colored blocks to clear a line, and you’ll get Audiosurf. Add to the mix the ability to listen to your own music, which the game then translates into an audio track for you to “ride” along on as you match colors, and you get a game with infinite variety and replayability.

The game is as hard or as easy as you want it to be. You race in a futuristic ship on a track which can vary from almost a straight line to literally turning the track upside down. For those who want a nice, slow ride, the game offers “Mono” mode, a gametype in which it’s your job to collect all the colored blocks as they appear on the track while avoiding the gray blocks. The colored blocks change in color according to the intensity of the music and it, along with the backgrounds, provide a vibrant atmosphere in which you may lose yourself. The main gametype is A

Score: 4/5

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